The Crown (TV series)

The Crown
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Created by Peter Morgan
Written by Peter Morgan
Theme music composer Hans Zimmer
Composer(s) Rupert Gregson-Williams
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom [1]
  • United States [2]
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 ( list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Stephen Daldry
Peter Morgan
Location(s) United Kingdom
Running time 54–61 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix
Original network Netflix
Original release November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04) – present (present)

The Crown is a biographical drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The show is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The first season, comprising 10 one-hour episodes, was released in its entirety on November 4, 2016.

Reception to the series was overwhelmingly positive, with critics praising cast performances, direction, writing, cinematography, production values, and relatively accurate historical accounts of Queen Elizabeth's reign. A second season has been commissioned.


The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present day. It is expected to span 60 episodes over six seasons, the first season depicting events up to 1955, with Claire Foy playing the Queen in the early part of her reign. [3] [4]